2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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AM 304 - Principles and Practices in Interpreting

Credits: 4
This course includes a review of the history and development of the profession of sign language interpreting, the laws affecting the profession, various models of interpretation, standards of practice, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct, professionalism, business practices, language and cultural implications and client assessment skills. This class is conducted in American Sign Language.

Please note: Students MUST earn a C or better in this course for completion of the BAS Deaf Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Confirm knowledge of the Code of Professional Conduct and ability to apply these standards to situational ethics.
  2. Identify factors that have an impact on the process of interpretation.
  3. Explain the various logistics that facilitate the communication process between deaf and hearing populations.
  4. Identify specific characteristics, which serve as linguistic markers for interpreters.
  5. Explain adaptations of specialized populations of deaf clients.
  6. Identify knowledge of interpreter certification systems and the levels of competency required for each type of certificate; certification maintenance system and the ethical practices system.
  7. Articulate knowledge of laws that pertain to deaf people and the rights to interpreter services.
  8. Characterize various interpreting modalities, i.e. consecutive, simultaneous, oral, and tactile.

Prerequisite: AM 149  with a grade of C- or higher; or Instructor approval
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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